Monthly Archives: January 2007

Sunday at the Barn – It’s a Long Way Down…

It is really cold today; it was about 21 degrees when I headed for the barn.  I bundled up, and the turbo heater was blowing, so it wasn't too bad until we moved to the arena. Ok - today was … Continue reading
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Lesson 7.15

Friday night's lesson was on Harley.  We worked on leg yields, side passes, and turning on the haunches.  Since Harley is a wonder horse, he did everything I asked, whether or not I was cueing him correctly.  This is part … Continue reading
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Lesson 7.14

  After sliding through the snow to the farm, I found that there would only be three of us brave enough (or stupid enough) to fight the huge snow flakes that started falling about 3.  It was cold and with … Continue reading
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Sunday are the Barn – Wind Chill is no Myth!

Today I headed off to the barn with a lack of my usual enthusiasm.  It was a whopping 20 degrees, which meant bundling up in so many layers I could hardly move.  I had on three thermals, a vest,  a … Continue reading
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Lesson 7.13

I had to cancel Wednesday's lesson because I still wasn't feeling well, and with the drop in temperature, I didn't want to risk prolonging my illness.  Tonight we kept the lesson short, and M had me ride Harley since I'm … Continue reading
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Sunday at the Barn – Canceled Due to Inclement Weather! *SOB*

I woke to the pitter-patter of rain hitting the roof.  Not a good sound when it's 29 degrees.  When I took Buu out for his morning potty break, even the grass was slippery.  I dreaded the thought of trying to … Continue reading
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UPHA Academy Show

Today dawned cold and sleety.  I was less than thrilled to see the layer of ice that had accumulated on the deck and on my car.  I started to wonder (read panic)  if I had given myself enough time to get … Continue reading
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Lesson 7.12

I am sick again, and haven't had the energy to blog.  Especially after a freezing riding lesson.  Here's the scoop on Wednesday's class. It was cold enough that M dragged the turbo heater out of storage and had it blasting … Continue reading
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Sunday at the Barn – Dude, blue’s not a scary color!

The temperature took a turn for crap today.  It was quite cold, and I was forced to dig out my long johns again.  Bundled in 2 thermal shirts, a windbreaker and my sweatshirt, I headed for the barn.  One good … Continue reading
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Lesson 7.11 – What? The Horses are Shedding?

January in Michigan is supposed to be horrid and cold.  I'm really enjoying the 50 degree temps, but it's starting to confuse Mother Nature.  My tulips are popping out of the soil, and as I brushed Harley, I noticed that … Continue reading
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